Observation 58429: Amanita flavipes group

I collected this species on a botanical expedition. Abies and Picea are the genera of conifers that is was collected under. My ability to identify Amanitia species is limited and I’m hoping someone with more knowledge could help steer me in the right direction.

[admin – Sun Nov 14 14:13:32 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Eastern Himalayas, Tibetan Provance, China’ to ‘Eastern Himalayas, Tibetan Provence, China’


Copyright © 2009 Andrew Wilson
Copyright © 2009 Andrew Wilson

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53% (2)
Recognized by sight
82% (1)
Recognized by sight: Younger material has nonstriate margin. Universal veil is friable, pale yellows, and is in fragments around the stipe base. Dr. Yang and his students report that their are differently pigmented taxa clustered into the current concept of Amanita flavipes. This doesn’t look like the Japanese species, but it could be in the reported cluster. See the following:

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By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-11-10 20:51:42 CST (-0500)

Hopefully, it is some student in his lab that will tackle the straightening out of the flavipes group. The vast majority of relevant data and experience is available in Kunming. I hope that someone comes along willing to tackle the problem.


Great Suggestion!
By: Andy (enderwilson)
2010-11-10 19:09:25 CST (-0500)

Thanks Rod! That’s a brilliant idea. I’ve been corresponding with Dr Zhu-liang Yang for a while. It seems so obvious now, but it never occurred to me to trouble him with this.


By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-11-10 18:55:22 CST (-0500)

The herbarium specimen may be of interest to Dr. Zhu-liang Yang at HKAS, Kunming Institute of Botany, Academia Sinica, Kunming, Yunnan Prov., China. He is the expert on Amanita of Southwestern China and adjacent regions.